Friday, October 9, 2009

Post Wedding Get Together Sunday 10/25/09 1pm

The new Mr. & Mrs. Gabel will be hosting a pool party get together for all of their friends and family! Sun. 10/25, 1pm at their house, 5291 Tiffany Court, Cape Coral, FL 33904. Come visit with us before you return home!! Sloppy joes, chips and soda will be served. Don't forget your swim suit!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Day After....

Last night was my first official personal training session. I'm very excited to do this and to finally reach the goal that I set for myself almost 2 years ago. My trainer urged that a proper meal plan is vital in reaching my goal. What do I have to loose? I'll be eating all of the food groups and high lean protein all day and no starch after lunchtime. He gave me a few samples to go by.... Below is breakfast for today. Oatmeal, egg whites and a piece of fruit. So far so good except that the only thing that tasted good was the banana. I'm sure anything that would make the oatmeal taste good isn't allowed....sugar, sugar or brown sugar...LOL Egg whites are just gross! Overall it was a lot of food for me to eat at one time. 2-3 hours later will be my mid-morning snack and I can't imagine even wanting to eat anything yet. However, I'll stick to the program & then the trainer can take the blame if my end result isn't reached as I will have done everything to the T. :)

I'm committed to completing my 12 sessions & achieving the outcome I desire. Stay posted for more updates on my progress!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

ARGH....Personal Training Day

The day has come to officially stop eating crap in order to look my best on our wedding day. So far today I'm not doing well.... :( Toast and a lean pocket are not considered healthy eating I don't think. LOL I have a banana, yogurt, pork & a spinach salad but just don't feel like eating any of that stuff. So......

My first meeting with a personal trainer was a couple weeks ago and went well. So in order to obtain Buff Bride status I've scheduled 12 sessions with Tony & my first session is tonight. Wish me well as I have a feeling Tony is going to put me to work tonight. My free session was good but I think he took it easy on me so I would come back! I'll let you know tomorrow...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Spray Tan

Well, my spray tan is almost gone. It was nice while it lasted but definitely NOT something that I want to do all the time. I will however use it for special occassions to look my FL best if I don't have enough beach time in. The biggest issue is that the color wears off of your face sooner than the rest of your body because you have to wash your face with a washcloth to get the grime of the day off. If you try to use your makeup it is a different color too because it was for when you weren't so tan. The solution to this is to get new make up to use only when spray tanned. THAT is way too much work for me! Jonathan said that you really can't tell the difference between my face and body when dressed so it's not that big of a deal. Overall it was a great experience that I'm glad I tried. I have one more session left and will be using it just not sure when.

Personal Trainer

I've decided that now is the time to start getting serious about my workout routine. My first dress fitting is next Thursday. Nothing like waiting until the last minute right? Last night I met with a personal trainer and had a free session. I have to admit that my going to the gym & working out and the trainers workout are two COMPLETELY different things. The good news is that I feel great today and can't wait for more torture! My arms are a bit sore but nothing that I can't handle. My great fear is the lower body work out! I know for sure I've let those muscles go for too long. Every year I get older I notice that it takes more and more effort on my part to keep things looking good. I know that I've picked a good trainer though because he kept asking me if I was going to puke. Apparently the people he trains do that their first session. Not me! I felt winded but great the entire time! We worked on shoulders & tricepts (no chicken arms in my dress!), abs and cardio. Jonathan keeps telling me that day 2 is the killer. I guess I'll just have to wait until tomorrow to find out. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Hair Trial Run, Sewing Machines & Spray Tans

Today was my hair trial run and I'm really excited. My "do" came out great! My hairstylist, Debbie, tried a few different looks with my veil and tiara and after 3.5 hours the final product was awesome! Sure wish I could post pics but I want my look to remain a surprise :) You'll just have to show up on wedding day to see for yourself!!

After my hair appt. I dropped off my Mom's sewing machine at a repair place to see if they could get it up and running. Apparently 10 or so years ago my Mom took it apart and couldn't get it back together. I seem to have tons of pants that need to be hemmed. I have high hopes that I can do that task on my own without professional help. We'll see!! I'll know next week if Mom's Singer can be save or if I'll have to give up my dream of reliving home economics class. LOL

I also decided to try a spray tan today. So far so good but for the first day I can't get wet otherwise the "tan" will run. I'm sure glad that I decided to try this out before the week of the wedding. For anyone who has never tried it there are quite a few instructions you have to follow to the T otherwise you may end up looking like an oompaloopa or worse streaky & splotchy. All I could think of while I was in the booth was Ross on friends when he forgot to turn around. I have to be careful today so I don't rub off on anything....made the mistake of kneeling on my white carpet....and tomorrow I can take a shower. I'll be able to get a better idea of if I like this or not then. So far it seems to be quite a pain in the butt however I am noticeably darker without an orange glow & the damaging effects of the sun.

While I've been running around Cape Coral Jonathan & his brother, Justin, were in Orlando at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. They left last night around 9pm, stayed overnight & reported bright & early to the track for their 18 lap experience. Justin's birthday was last month and the driving experience was our gift to him. Of course Jonathan couldn't just sit there and watch Justin so he got one for himself too. Boys!! Jonathan arrived home around 6pm tonight with a plaque & stat sheet showing his top speed at 127 mph. There was also a HUGE grin plastered to his face!

Well, that's all for now. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Laptop :)

Hi all! Finally, after 2 months of being without a laptop, mine was shipped off for repair but couldn't be repaired. I'm back baby!! I am the proud owner of a new mack daddy laptop. I've been on it for the past 2 hours and am in heaven. I'm a nerd I just don't know what it's like to go without until you have no choice. Of course I could have always used Jonathan's desktop in the dark, dreary, cave of a room we call an office but that just wouldn't have done. I'm in a windowless room all day 5 days a week (my office) so the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit in another dark room separated from my love. So with this being said prepare yourself for more posts to come on a regular basis. Hope all is well with everyone! Sending our love!!!